Man driving stolen car arrested after causing crashes

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TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for his involvement in multiple crashes east of Troy.

The Piqua Daily Call reports that the first crash happened on SR-41 between Knoop and Sayers roads around 5:30 p.m.

A driver traveling westbound on SR-41 was reportedly forced off the road and overturned her SUV while trying to avoid a crash with a white SUV that was traveling east.

The white SUV drove off the roadway into a field, then threw the car into reverse and headed west toward Troy before traveling off the highway and through a field to the bike path.

The driver lost control and crashed down an embankment on the bike path between SR-202 and the bike bath bridge over the Great Miami River.

The white SUV was reportedly stolen several days ago from Independent Auto Sales in Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Someone spotted the vehicle on East Main Street and began to follow it. The driver sped off, leading to the sequence of events that caused the crashes.

28-year-old Levi Adkins was seen walking along the bike path a short distance from the white SUV crash.

He denied driving the car but officials say he was covered in mud.

Adkins was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Miami County for receiving stolen property.

At least one person was taken to the hospital from the SR-41 crash with unknown injuries.

Adkins was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center to be checked out and then transported to the Miami County Jail.

He will likely face an additional charge for receiving stolen property.

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